Final Self Reflection

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For the past several months I have been documenting my work spent on a project with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. This project has essentially been the beginnings of a born digital documentary edition of the Warren Robbins papers, located in the Smithsonian’s archives. Over the course of […]

Internship Reflection – Part 5

Over the last few weeks, I have continued work on my digital project on the founder of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Warren Robbins and the female artist he was affiliated with. My work of late has centered around adding more document transcriptions to the site, adding images […]

Internship Reflection — Part 4

Last fall I started my internship with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. During this internship, I began a digital project on the founder of the museum, Warren M. Robbins. The goal of this project has been to create a digital edition for the papers of Warren M. Robbins, […]

Internship Reflection – Part 3

In my previous two post, I described my progress for my internship and project with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. The goal of this project has been to create a digital edition for the papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder of the National Museum of Art. I have […]

Internship Reflection, Part 1

This semester I started a virtual internship with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, working with the Head of Education and Scholarly Initiatives, Lanisa Kitchiner. After a few preliminary discussions, we have decided to work on a project about to museum’s founder, Warren M. Robbins. The goal is to […]

Module 8 Post

It was really interesting watching these videos and seeing the challenges that other students faced when constructing their projects, especially in how they related to some of my own struggles. The most relatable challenges were the short time frame to produce the projects as well as determining a feasible scope […]

National Parks and New Audiences

Coslett and Chalana focus on two parks in Washington, the WMNHS and the SJINHP. They address both positive elements and areas for improvements. The primary area for improvement was in the interpretation and the need to incorporate multiple viewpoints. This leads into the need to address and uncover the complexities […]

Final Project – Sixth Piece

Over the course of this semester I have had to time to think and rethink aspects of my semester project. This project will continue to focus on women from Colonial Williamsburg. These women were business owners and working women. They worked as tavern keepers, milliners and dressmakers, merchants, and printers. […]

Teaching in the Digital World

I believe that the malleability of the past in digital world makes it easier to teach and engage audience(s) with the past. This is primarily done through making more content readily available, making content accessible, connecting information together, and presentation. The simple act of making primary source documents more available […]

Promote an Accurate Understanding of the Past

The issue of recognizing real versus “alternative” facts has become an increasing problem. However, teaching people about information literacy in a clear and concise manner may help to resolve this problem. Teaching information does not have to be done using a large PDF and check list. Instead, we can try […]